Come join us for the Mid-week Eastside Evening Training Series. Ride leaders for this week are:
Strenuous – James Coliz and Bob Dennis
Brisk – Frieder Mack and Laurie Bakke
Moderate – Rob Latino and Bob Cornwell
Steady – Heidi Schillinger and Jen Korten
Ride Director this week: James Coliz
This week's route: Newcastle Hills 20.8 mi, 1443'. See map for details.
Please print a cue sheet and bring it with you. This is a somewhat complex neighborhood route.
PLEASE RSVP ahead of time if you plan to ride with us so we can recruit additional ride leaders as necessary. It's not required, but would be MUCH appreciated.
Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series – The MEETS rides are held Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. These training rides incorporate local hills between 20-25 miles and from ~1200 to 2000 feet of elevation. Four paces are offered: Strenuous (18-20 mph on flats); Brisk (16-17 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats), and Steady (12-14 mph). All use a common course each week. Rides are also be posted on the Cascade Daily Rides Calendar.
Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment), and have a positive attitude! Faster riders and better climbers are welcome to join but for them the ride becomes self-paced and self-guided. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. A limited number of cue sheets will be available at ride start so please print your own just in case. The final route and cue sheets will be available the weekend prior to each ride.
Rest stops: There are no planned rest stops as these are short rides. There is a restroom at the park and ride but is a little distance away, so please plan accordingly.
Regroup policy: This is a training series, so we ride with the best interest of the group in mind. Riders may need to fall back to a slower pace group, unless you are riding in the last group, in which case the group will regroup as needed to avoid dropping riders. We want everyone to ride hard and have fun and there are multiple pace options to support all riders so no one should feel left behind. Please make sure that you print a cue sheet in case you want to ride ahead or get separated for some reason. Please make sure to print your contact information clearly on the waiver so that we can reach you as necessary.